Cash transfer scheme

‘Cash for votes’ scheme

Print edition : March 01, 2019

Clerical mistakes in Aadhaar enrolment have deterred the aged, such as these pensioners from Chendurthi village, Andhra Pradesh, fram availing themselves of social security pensions and other benefits. Photo: K.N. MURALI SANKAR

MGNREGA work in progress in Tamil Nadu. The Modi government regularly denigrated the scheme but was forced to continue it. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam

The proposed cash transfer to farmers on election-eve is a poorly imagined scheme that is likely to have little positive impact. An alternative to it is the provision of universal basic services, universal employment guarantee and universal pensions.
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